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  • Agents as O-1 Sponsors

    Many O-1 petitions are filed by traditional employers where the beneficiary will perform one specific job with just one specific employer. In the entertainment industry, however, the traditional employer/employee relationship doesn’t always exist. Many self-employed workers (actors, performers, musicians, etc.) use agents to arrange short-term jobs with multiple employers. There are several options which provide flexibility for […]

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  • O-2 Visas are NOT "Jr. O-1s"

    As we discussed in our blog O is for the Oscars and O-1 visas, many individuals in the entertainment industry utilize the O-1 visa as a way to work in the United States.  The O-1 visa has strict guidelines for approval and is intended for individuals with “Extraordinary Ability” in a variety of industries or […]

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  • O is for the Oscars and O-1 visas

    February 24th is Hollywood’s biggest award night – The Oscars.  While many actors are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), there are just as many who are not.  So, how do foreign national actors and others in the entertainment industry work in the U.S.?   The O-1 visa category.   The O-1 visa category […]

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